Four CEC awards to be presented in Jeju

16 August 2012 | News story

Awards at Congress will be given for outstanding work by youth, leadership as a member of CEC, publications in Spanish on climate change, and commitment to education and learning as envisioned by The International Brandwein Medal.

  • IUCN CEC Award for publications in Spanish on climate change

Bolivia, a través de la Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN), fue la ganadora. Presentation of a CEC Award for best material in Spanish on environmental education about climate change adaptation will take place 7 September at 7:00pm (19:00) in the Just World Pavillion. This contest was created in order to recognize and encourage environmental education specialists, from the formal and informal sector, who have created educational materials in Spanish, addressing the food production sector, as well as policy decision makers in the field of agriculture and fisheries for climate change adaptation. Full story in Spanish >> For more information about the award session, click here >>

  • IUCN CEC Chair’s Youth Award

This award is part of CEC’s commitment to supporting and showcasing the outstanding work being undertaken by youth and young professionals around the world. Vedharajan Balaji of India has been awarded the IUCN CEC Chair’s Youth Award for his outstanding work to restore coastal environments and raise awareness amongst local communities and children of the importance of coastal ecosystem. Vedharajan will be presented with the award at the CEC Members' Meeting during the IUCN World Conservation Congress on the 6th of September 2012. Full story >>

  • The International Brandwein Medal

The Brandwein Medal, established in 2006, is bestowed upon individuals and/or organizations whose focus is in keeping with Paul and Mary Brandwein’s commitment to education, life-long learning, nature, and community. This international award is given every four years in partnership with IUCN CEC. The winner will be announced during the CEC Members' Meeting on 6 September. The award will be presented by John Padalino, the Emeritus President of the Paul F-Brandwein Institute.  About the award >>

  • The CEC Chair Award

The award at the discretion of the Chair recognizes a CEC member for leadership in realizing the vision of the Commission. The winner will be announced at the CEC Members' Meeting during the IUCN World Conservation Congress on 6 September.

And in other news about "awards"...

CEC is delighted that young CEC member Diogo Veríssimo, a conservation biologist from Portugal with a passion for science communication, will receive the IUCN Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award during a ceremony at Congress in Jeju. Full story >>